Noted Democratic strategist and Rag Radio regular Glenn Smith joins Thorne Dreyer to discuss the latest political developments on the national scene and in Texas. We talk about Trump's bombing of Syria ("Theater," Smith called it); the alleged Russia-Repub-U.S. election connections; the Border Wall; the latest from the Texas legislature; and much more.
Glenn Smith is an op-ed columnist for the Austin American-Statesman, the director of Progress Texas PAC, a columnist for Quorum Report, a former political reporter for the Houston Chronicle and Houston Post, and managed Ann Richards' winning 1990 Texas gubernatorial campaign. He has made multiple visits to Rag Radio.Photo of Thorne Dreyer, left, and Glenn Smith by Roger Baker.Rag Radio is produced in the studios of KOOP 91.7-FM, an all-volunteer, cooperatively-run, solar-powered community radio station in Austin, Texas, in association with The Rag Blog and the New Journalism Project, a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The host and producer of Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, is a prominent Austin-based activist and writer who was a pioneer of the ’60s underground press movement. The show’s engineer and co-producer is Tracey Schulz and the staff photographer is Roger Baker. The syndicated show is broadcast (and streamed) live Fridays, 2-3 p.m. (Central) on KOOP, and is later rebroadcast and streamed on WFTE-FM in Mt. Cobb and Scranton, PA., on Houston Pacifica's KPFT HD-3 90.1, and by KKRN, 88.5-FM in Round Mountain, CA -- and as a featured podcast at Veterans Today Live.